Definition of affected
Examples of affected in a Sentence
Leinart laughs with his friends about the parallels with his favorite TV show, but he's sensitive about the perception that he's an affected socialite. —Michael Silver, Sports Illustrated, 23 July 2007
… he accused the literary establishment of eschewing good clean writing and advancing affected, artsy prose instead. —Judith Shulevitz, New York Times Book Review, 9 Sept. 2001
Without this fraught boundary between old money and new, between inherited and affected tastes, some of our greatest writers would have had to find something else to write about. —E. B. Harper, Civilization, June/July 2000
With a workmanlike thoroughness, they alter their diction and mannerisms for each new role—for example, Kidman drops her voice at least half an octave and adopts a suitably tailored upper-class accent to portray an affected starlet who carries a teddy bear to surreptitious trysts. —Celia Wren, Commonweal, 26 Feb. 1999
affected laughter at the boss's jokes
with her pinkie extended, the four-year-old held her tiny teacup in that affected manner that some women have
Recent Examples of affected from the Web
Minority populations at other affected schools would change by 3 percent.
Anyone who purchased flour from the affected lots are asked to put the flour in a sealed plastic bag and toss it out immediately.
Last year, the volume of patient samples sent for Zika testing overwhelmed laboratories in some affected areas, noted Kelly Wroblewski, director of infectious disease at the Association of Public Health Laboratories.
A tornado warning was issued for Grand Isle until 6:15 p.m. 5:02 p.m. Social media users have shared video and photos of what appear to be funnel clouds in affected areas near Leeville and Golden Meadow.
In announcing the investigation earlier this month, campus leaders told affected students they weren’t allowed to talk to anyone about the alleged fraud they’re accused of.
A few years ago, her sister Jess was tested for the disorder that has so affected their family.
The plan, which includes a 20 percent principal writedown for some of the senior claims, will become binding if approved by creditors accounting for two-thirds of the company’s affected debt by value.
The FBI accuses Wattigney of doing $1 million in total damage to the affected companies---which range from Sony to Crest to Kraft.
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AFFECTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of affected for English Language Learners
: not natural or genuine
AFFECTED Defined for Kids
Definition of affected for Students
: not natural or genuine affected manners
affectedlyadverb laughing affectedly
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